Muhammadu Buhari, the President of Nigeria, wants you to be rest assured he is not a clone.
But isn't that just what a clone would say?
As though it is not hard enough to run a country, President Buhari also has to deal with the nagging problem that people around the world think he died and was replaced by a Sudanese clone.
Good thing a United States President never had to deal with outlandish rumors while trying to do his job.
The truth is Buhari was in the UK recovering from an unknown illness.
As crazy as it seems, Buhari still needed to address the clone rumors while in Poland on Sunday.
One of the questions that came up today in my meeting with Nigerians in Poland was on the issue of whether I‘ve bee… https://t.co/jYu9AVTl3n— Muhammadu Buhari (@Muhammadu Buhari)1543776172.0
Poor @ProfOsinbajo, even he had to deal with the rumours — Some people reached out to him to consider them to be hi… https://t.co/ioPIYSszcf— Muhammadu Buhari (@Muhammadu Buhari)1543776790.0
I can assure you all that this is the real me. Later this month I will celebrate my 76th birthday. And I’m still going strong!— Muhammadu Buhari (@Muhammadu Buhari)1543777007.0
In his talk he is heard saying:
"It's the real me, I assure you. I will soon celebrate my 76th birthday and I will still go strong
A lot of people hoped that I died during my ill health."
"Some even reached out to the Vice President to consider them to be his deputy because they assumed I was dead."
"That embarrassed him a lot and of course, he visited me when I was in London convalescing."
Even so, people had doubts.
@MBuhari @DetroitLove88 Don't lie, clone— Finch (@Finch)1543825465.0
Clone 1 - 0 Real Nigerian President https://t.co/YSWz9mDvIk— ماریہ (@ماریہ)1543797645.0
Spoken like a true clone... 😂 https://t.co/8vNIkSXGcU— Caleb Kaltenbach (@Caleb Kaltenbach)1543822559.0
People have been saying this about me as well lately and it’s total bullshit https://t.co/8kAvDlVwq1— Ike Barinholtz (@Ike Barinholtz)1543797939.0
Receipts please https://t.co/xuGa753Dyb— Ellie Schwartz (@Ellie Schwartz)1543807072.0
my Nigerian clone: It’s real me. me: ...well, you heard him. he’s me. please inform the IRS https://t.co/84wsgW46vY— Zaron Burnett III (@Zaron Burnett III)1543798184.0
Now about that DNA test...